283.7 grains. Deep yellow-gold with a decided orange glow throughout. Devices somewhat soft and surfaces microgranular throughout owing to the cast nature of the piece. No annoying marks are seen with the naked eye. A cast piece reportedly laid at the feet of Robert Bashlow of restrike Confederate cent fame. The design is that of Robert Morris' Confederation Pattern for a 1,000 Units coinage. Page 114 of Breen's 1988 Encyclopedia notes the following about this enigmatic coin: "The late Robert Bashlow (then 20 years old) made two (unholed) casts in gold, about a dozen in silver, and less than a dozen in copper, in the tradition of Joseph J. Mickley, as a permanent record of this mysterious piece." A small circular die marker is seen opposite each other on both sides that resembles a mark wherein to place a hole for suspension, which could have been Bashlow's original intention. Truly rare and sure to beckon to bidders aplenty when it takes its turn on the auction block.